I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Frozen Souls by Rita Herron
Also by this author: The Silent Dolls, Wildflower Graves, The Burning Girls, Stolen Angels
Series: Detective Ellie Reeves #4
Also in this series: The Silent Dolls, Wildflower Graves, The Burning Girls, Stolen Angels
Published by Bookouture on 28th October 2021
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
She looked like an angel. She lay perfectly still, silky blonde hair falling to her pale shoulders. Icicles clung to her eyelashes as snowflakes fluttered to the frozen ground, burying her body.
As a snowstorm wreaks havoc in the mountain town of Crooked Creek, a woman is found buried in ice. Detective Ellie Reeves is first on the scene. Examining the body, she finds frozen blonde hair, pink nail polish and a silver heart necklace engraved with Mine Forever.
Ellie has first-hand experience of the monsters that lurk in the mountains––her childhood is testament to that. She vows to catch this one, but she’s up against the brutal weather, with snow covering footprints and making forensics impossible.
Frantically trawling through missing-person’s reports, Ellie identifies the victim. Nadine Houser disappeared eleven years ago. Where has she been all this time? Why was she only murdered now?
As storm clouds roll in, another girl is reported missing. Ellie retraces the steps of Ginger Weston who was renting a cabin in the mountains. She discovers a gold chain in the snow, spotted with blood. The killer is accelerating, and it’s just a matter of time before more innocent lives are robbed.
With the town blaming Ellie for the missing girl on her watch, and everyone fearing for their safety of their daughters, it’s down to Ellie to solve the toughest case of her career. But when the killer comes after her, will she live to save Crooked Creek from its ruthless monster?
A totally gripping read that will get your pulse pounding as you flip through the pages! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot who love a roller-coaster, twist-packed page-turner!
This is the 4th book in the Ellie Reeves series, but all can be read as stand alones. I really enjoyed the other books in this series so I was looking forward to seeing what happened to Ellie next.
Ellie Reeves has been through hell in the previous books, but she doesn’t let that stop her. She is determined and stubborn. She will not give in easily. She makes a really good lead detective because she is very empathetic to the victims and their families. You can feel her sorrow coming of the page. Ellie torments herself with the fact that she can’t save everyone.
We were again joined by Cord McClain and Special Agent Derrick Fox. I really like these two side characters. They have always been a bit alpha male fighting for Ellie’s affections, but they are both very good at their jobs and know when to put aside their feelings for Ellie and deal with the case at hand.
This case is really disturbing. I’m very glad I don’t live in the middle of a mountain range because I’m not sure if I could sleep at night if I did! Rita has done an excellent job of creating fear in this book. I was on the edge of my seat for so much of the book.
Rita has created a world that is so vivid and engrossing I feel like I am there along side Ellie and the team. I really connected with the victims. I was so upset for them, their families and for Ellie.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
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